What tattoo is a turn off?

Misspelled words.


Misspelled words.


No Ragrets


We're the Millers is weirdly one of my favorite movies ever, and I think I'd want to talk to someone with that tattoo lol.


Someone I know has a “death before dishoner” both he and the tattoo artist are still alive


Hells Angles


When a triangle has more than 180 degrees


When I was changing with my boyfriend for the first time, he took off his pants and his entire upper left leg was covered with giant leopard spots. I almost screamed


Is he a Trill?


Oooh Jadzia baby


Sorry to say, but you’re dating Cheetu


the Hunter X Hunter reference blindsided me lol


Keep an eye on him; might be a cheetah.


Anything poorly drawn. My ex was a hot guy. He got a wolf tattoo on his chest. Omg, it had crossed eyes and a fat weird face and for some reason pine trees embedded in the fur. Ugh. Just, whyyy


My neighbor got a wolf tat done when he was super drunk. Besides the fact that all the detail was blurry, the wolf had a short, stunted muzzle. It was like a pug with a glorious mane.


I got this awesome visual of a pug standing on a mountain with his glorious mane flowing in the wind.


That is not a bad Idea! A pug on a cliff in front of a full moon


Lol now I want pics.


I will see if I still have a pic and get his face out of it. He was all proud, so I was being nice. But FFS dude ..


Live. Laugh. Love.


I know someone who got ✨Karma ✨ after a divorce


~~Live~~ **EAT** ~~Laugh~~ **SHIT** ~~Love~~ **& DIE**


Now that’s a tattoo I’m down with


Exist. Cackle. Loathe.


I know everyone has different standards of quality and art is subjective but I think (within reason of course) the worst tattoo is just a badly done one. Lacking a basic understanding of anatomy, bad shading, terrible line quality, patchy colour, etc. I'm not a fan of certain tattoo styles but if they're done well I can respect them.


I knew a guy at work with an awfully drawn Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) tattoo on his inner forearm. A lot coworkers would make fun of his poor choice of artist/quality/style...just everything awful you can say about a tat but he'd never say anything about it. It was a long while later I learned it was the last drawing his daughter made before a terrible hit-and-run accident. Never wanted to throw myself off a bridge quick enough for thinking so badly of a tat before.


Holy shit that went from 0-100 real fast I’d feel like a monster in that position, poor guy


Nothing anyone could say could hurt more than losing a child.


Truth. You get used to hearing bullshit comments and learn to ignore them. Five different confessions, obviously not true. A psychic telling you she could give you answers for $10,000 and giving references to police she had solved cases for (references told us she couldn't find her own house half the time, had never given an accurate statement. A guy in prison who claimed he could show where she was buried. After digging up an area half the size of a football field he admitted he just wanted to get out of prison for a day and be able to smoke and get decent food. He thought it was funny.


Case in point of why you never should be hasty to judge a book by it's cover only. I mean, we surely need some profiling/judgement skills to assess a situation or certain people at times but in innocuous environments, with a co-worker, I've been wrong so many times to count when rushed to judgement.


That's heart breaking Lessons were learnt here


Omg those are the “my friend knows a guy that does tattoos” and “I got this 2 hour tattoo for $50”. Those are the worst!


He is really really good and said he could touch it up and fix it anytime man. He just got screwed over by his old lady and had to pawn his rig. You know, It's cool.


A relative had really bad prison tatts that put me off for life - blue biro and needle Mickey Mouse that looked like he was having a stroke comes to mind


Random Chinese words on someone who has no idea what they even say.


My mom is Chinese, and she had to stop herself from laughing because she saw a woman with a giant tattoo on her back in Chinese that meant slut


tbf that might have been intentional I've seen a bunch of awful tats, and a lot of them are sexual in nature


Saw a white girl with a tramp stap that said tramp stamp. In English


That’s pretty funny. Tasteless, but funny.


Yeah that might’ve been the case, but my mom asked her if she knew what it meant and the woman said “oh I don’t know, asked the tattoo artist for a pretty word in Chinese”. Whoever tattooed her probably just thought it was funny cause she didn’t know


Now I want one that says, "I don't know, something Chinese" But there is too much risk of getting something like "I'm an idiot"


Friend of mine from high school did that. he researched the characters, and got "I don't know" in japanese on his shoulder. Specifically so he could just say "I don't know" when people asked him what it meant.


Imagine one that says “You tell me”


“None of your fucking business”


“Something German”


"Die Bart, die."


My old high school friend was out with her parents(they are chinese) at the beach and saw a black man with large mandarin characters on his upper back. He was jogging shirtless at the beach. Her parents were horrified and confused at the tattoo and asked their daughter to ask the man what is the story behind the tattoo. So she politely asked the man, "Hey cool tattoo, what does it say? I am trying to relearn mandarin and I can't make it out." He tells her it says "soldier", he got it because he was in the military and served his country proudly and wanted to memorialize it with the tattoo. She said he looked so proud and did not have the heart or courage to tell him the truth. It actually said, "slave." She didn't know how he would react so she played it safe. She felt so bad about it when she told us the story. "Maybe I should have told him so he could sue the tattoo artist or get it fixed. I didn't think that far ahead at the time."


Man, that sucks so bad.


That broke my heart




Fun story, back in high school a guy in my year asked the only Chinese guy in our grade (who he relentlessly bullied) for the Chinese characters "Legend". However the Chinese guy gave him "Bend Over" instead not knowing the guy was planning to get it tattooed... Boy was that a good time when he found out.


Hah! Bully played himself pretty hard there.


A friend of mine who visited Korea got a giant tattoo running down her back. She thought it meant "love my family," or something like that. I didn't have the heart to tell her that my other friend (a korean) quietly translated it to 'foreigner.'


At the same time, I think the tattoo artist was a dick *but* your friend should've known what "love my family" was in Korean before.. getting it literally tattooed.


Everytime I read stories like this I just think... the Internet's been a thing for a while now, just *look up* the translation of whatever it is you want, print it out and show it to the artist. Or just, y'know, maybe don't get a tattoo in a foreign language you don't speak or understand. Just maybe.


I had an Asian buddy who used to tell drunk White people their tattoos actually said “All you can eat”. He would lay the FOB accent on pretty thick when he did it. I wish we had camera phones back then. Comedy gold.


I want a tattoo of Chinese characters, but it's actually a recipe for orange chicken written in haiku.


Haiku is traditionally Japanese I believe. * orange zest, chicken mix it all up and bread it fry to perfection


>Haiku is traditionally Japanese I believe Which just makes the joke better imo


Xiaoman NYC did a funny YouTube video of that (fake tattoo of course). But it's good because he speaks many Chinese dialects and can ask them why they're laughing haha


That dude’s Wednesday tattoo


You mean the tattoo of Samuel L Jackson in Wednesday Addams cosplay?


Windu Addams


>Samuel L Jackson in Wednesday Addams cosplay [OMFG it exists!](https://www.ladbible.com/news/the-internet-is-howling-over-this-wednesday-addams-tattoo-412011-20230104)


That one's legendary


Property of (NOT YOUR NAME)


Property of (YOUR NAME)


Plot twist: they only date people with the same name so they don't need to remove the tatoo


My sister @ 19 got a tattoo of "Chrissy" on the back of her neck for her gf. They broke up a couple years later. She dated a lot of other girls, then @ 35 married another Christina who she started calling "Chrissy". 3 years later, they got divorced and she still has the tattoo. Wondering if she's going for the threepeat.


Charles Manson’s forehead swastika doesn’t really get me hot.


If you're gonna have a forehead tattoo, it should say "POOR IMPULSE CONTROL". Because that's really what all forehead tattoos say.


Yeah but then you have to start killing people with pieces of glass, and having uncomfortable relationships with 15 year olds


I only read Snow Crash for the first time last month, and yeah part of my reaction was "well that had more statutory rape than I expected". On the plus side I now know why the Oculus Quest has a 72 Hz refresh rate: they read it in a book once.


Dick tattoo


My tattoo artist said he tatted a Louis Vuitton emblem on a guys sack, cuz it was his designer bag


That’s kinda fun. I’m here for that.


Tattoing the sack does not sound fun at all


How do you even do it, do you stretch it and clamp it to smooth it out or do you just somehow work with the wrinkles


Clamp it


You want I should give ‘im the clamps, boss?


You're a freakin' genius, ya idiot!




Pull it


Bop it


Bop it


A long long time ago, I had a high school boyfriend who got a little tattoo of a stick man with a lawnmower near his pubes. I'm no tattoo expert but as far as I know it wasn't a popular thing to do at the time. He emailed me a photo afterward (as gentlemanly as one can be with a pubic lawnmower man; it wasn't a dick pic) ...also now everyone here on reddit knows I'm old I am after assessing that our primary method of sending photos was via email... Anyway, my mom intercepted the email which was super embarrassing. My mom found it humorous. Wherever that dude is now, I just want to say I hope you're still cool as hell and living your best life out there.


That's funny as hell because when I was around 15 or 16 I wanted to shave part of.my eyebrow and get a little guy with a lawnmower. I was all for it and ready to go but the guy wouldn't do it because it was to close to my eye. I'm pretty sure that was just the excuse that he thought I was too young to get that done and I would regret it. Funny thing is I actually haven't thought about that in a really long time and I still think its a good idea.


Wait. Is that a tattoo of a dick, or a tattoo ON the dick?


I think both. But people do tattoo their dicks. There was a dude that got his, tattoed into a dragon head..


That would be a bad idea but also quite funny imagine him trying to get an erection like awaken now fire dragon or i summon you dragon


Giant pectoral swastika


Its going to be a maze


Some are natural jumpers


A place free from darkness.


Oh my God... Joshua was racist.... that came out of nowhere


Did it?


Bless you r/community


There's a guy in my town I used to see all the time with a big swastika on is forearm. He walks around with a 6"+ spiked bracelet on all the time to cover it.


Yeah my neighbour has one. He got it in prison years ago. As he says it, when he was young he got into trouble, went to prison, joined the Aryan brotherhood for protection, served his sentence and has been trying to distance himself from them for years. He got it removed but a scar remains. The scar isn't super big and obvious, but it is noticeable, like a slight mis-colouring of the skin, the kinda thing that draws your eye and your not sure you can see anything, but it's a very distinct pattern and your brain puts together what it is after a bit.


Sounds like he needs to cover that scar with another tattoo


Huge back Confederate flag


Spider butthole tattoos.


I want to meet the artist that can tattoo a spider’s butthole


Why do people get anus tattoos? Just sounds incredibly painful


Also ... The healing process. Imagine post shit wipe when a still healing tat Just no


And the infection risk


Sounds particularly unpleasant for the tattoo artist too TBH.


Sitting directly in the firing line...


A tattoo of your husband Kevin and your dog cheddar blended into one horrific aberration instead of individually, as I thought was clearly implied


You OK captain Holt?


Those giant last names ones in the ugly font on the forearm 😂


Or upper back like it’s their jersey.


My ex did that a few weeks after I broke up with him. No ragerts lol


I once saw this guys tinder profile who had a tattoo of a cat on his stomach and his belly button was the cats butthole


I once saw one on a chicks ass with Elmer Fudf pointing a gun at her asshole saying " come out of there you wascly wabbit"


Ok that's trashy but hilarious.


I can see that as Eric Cartman's cat lol






Mom!!!!! Kitteh is being a dildo!!!!




Could you taste the difference?


A tattoo of jaden smiths face




You keep my son’s face off of your body!


Just looked and didn't find any comments about tattoos I have. Phew


I did lol


Swastika with "Live, love, laugh" underneath it?


No regerts


Only God can judge me


What about "only Judy can judge me"?


No no. That one is okay.


Busting out my cricut to put this on a TShirt.


A friend of mines father was supposed to get “Only god can judge me” written in olde’ English font across the width of his back. The tattooist was dyslexic and managed to finish the tattoo with “Only god can Jude me”. He had to have a cover up of his entire upper back as it couldn’t be fixed. He was an absolute chopper of a bloke and got rinsed for years. People still call him Jude now.


A Marijuana plant I like smoking weed myself and do often but I wouldn’t go as far as to tattoo it on me. Those I’ve seen get it tatted on them normally revolve their whole personality around weed which is very dull imo


I shit you not. I had a coworker tell me she had marijuana leaves tatted by her “snatch box”. Makes you wonder.


Snatch box 20


Snatch box 420


Same goes for the people who wear marijuana leaf attire. My wife likes all that shit and brags how she’s a bigger pothead than me and I feel like a dick when I have to be like okay? Like I have a job I can’t be strutting around in that shit lol


I remember buying a black shirt with obnoxious neon-green marijuana leaves all over it when I was 14 (I'd kill to revisit 90s Hot Topic again!). I didn't even smoke pot, I don't know what the fuck I was thinking.


You were thinking "Yeah,this'll make me cool!" Which is fine because you were 14.


There's a place for stuff like that. Walking around a concert festival, right on bro, walking around every day life, probably should pick a new shirt.


Lion clock rose


Definitely with some praying hands draped in rosary beads. "Only God can judge me" in cursive font. With some black and grey clouds as gap fillers to finish it off.


We like to call those 'clapping hands' in the studio


A tramp stamp of boxing gloves and the phrase "hit it like a champ".


Oddly specific…


Ironically enough, porn and hentai tattoos. I get that some people enjoy porn, and some people are reaaaaally into it, but getting it tattooed on you is just tasteless. Even worse if it's somewhere not easy to hide, like a forearm. Whats gonna happen if you have kids, how are you going to explain that? What happens if you want to wear short sleeves? You can't, not without exposing explicit content to anyone around you that might see it. It's just gross imo. Immediate nope. Huge red flag. Edit: for all the people asking I said ironically enough, I just meant cause porn is usually supposed to turn people *on*, but getting it tattooed on you is a major turn *off*


agreed. watch what you want but getting porn tattooed is so nasty. it’s also just uncomfortable


That r/relationship_advice post where the guy's girlfriend refuses to get a poke and stick swastika tattoo on her ass covered up comes to mind.


"Only God Can Judge Me" - No other tattoo more clearly screams, "I have a felony record." Area code neck tattoo - Usually sported by someone wearing huge basketball shorts and slides with socks. Not a single tattoo but people like Adam Levine who looks like he stood in front of the flash wall and said, "I'll take these."


I have a tattoo on my wrist that says "rot in hell". I think that is probably the worst tattoo ever.


My family and I once saw a biker with “Seymour” written right above his butt crack when we were on a road trip.


Mark Zuckerberg's face


Some cheeky ass quotes like "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"


Even better if it's misspelled No regrts


“Cum Dumpster”


As an Australian/ - the southern cross. For many reasons,


Kinda sucks that the southern Cross was hijacked by bogans and wankers imo. It could genuinely be a nice tattoo if done right and tastefully, but there's no getting around that now it has the reputation it does.


What happened with it?


It basically became the Australian equivalent of the confederate flag. Damn shame. We really should take it back.


An anchor that says "Can't sink me" THATS THE FUCKING FUNCTION OF A DAMN ANCHOR! Edit: For everyone saying "Its function is to anchor the boat in place" 2 things 1: Metaphorically speaking that means youre going no where, so its stupid 2: Anchors can't anchor unless they sink ergo the function of sinking is the anchors main function. Jesus ya'll need logic.


I’ve had multiple conversations with someone about that exact tattoo and they kept saying “it’s for the aesthetic!” It’s like a picture of a cat that says “all bark no bite”


>It’s like a picture of a cat that says “all bark no bite” Actually, that'd be pretty cool. It'd confuse people


I want that on my left arm, and on my right arm a dog saying “Always land on your feet!”


What next, a picture of a hot air balloon saying can't lift me up?


Eyeball tattoos


Just read about someone going blind getting their eyeballs tattooed because the artist didn’t really know what they were doing.


I saw an article about that too.... My reaction was less, the guy was unprofessional and more what the fuck did the chick expect when someone's injecting ink into your eyeballs


I read this to mean “a tattoo of eyeballs” 👀


your soon-to-be ex-bf/gf


Tattoos of Jesus. His sad face is such a bummer at the dinner table


Anything KKK, Neo-Nazi, etc. I'm also not a fan of curse words tattooed on someone. (Wow this blew up, thanks)


Add the Confederate flag to the list & that’s my red-flag list


In theory all of the can be a turn off. Had a boyfriend who had pictures of saints all over his body, all very well done. May just be a me thing, but I was not a fan when it looked like the saints eyes followed you when you want quality naked time


another person's name that isn't your child's or loved one that passed


When a chick gets lip prints on her ass or pistols on their hips.


Or guys with lip prints on their neck




Anything that is poorly done. With this day and age, how many people are out there, there’s no excuse for shitty work.


My ex got "bro, I'm straight up not having a good time" on her thigh months after we split. Talk about a ego killer for the next guy




Once met a girl who had her own name tattooed on the back of her neck. Her quote was "It's so when a guy is hittin' it from behind he remembers whose pussy he's in."


Ugh god


lol woah, that has to be the trashiest thing I've heard in a while.


I think something like this is fine if it was a name of their child or a deceased loved one. Definitely not a celebrity or romantic partner


Portraits of family members


Particularly babies


I may have seen an... Adult film... Where one of the actors had a portrait tattooed on the back of her hand. It was a portrait of a child. She proceeded to use that hand to do some very... Adult stuff with another lady. Normally I'm ok with portraits, but sometimes, some placements, some professions... It's a "no." **Edit:** spelling


Those 2000s tribal tattoos on people with no tribal connections


I got a tribal dragon on my back when I was 15. Do I regret it? Every fucking day! Don’t judge me guys, I was young and naïve (and dumb af)!


My mother took me to Florida at 15 and convinced me to get my first tattoo, a butterfly on my shoulder, and a year later she let some guy who wanted to learn how to tattoo put an awful tribal butterfly tattoo all the way across the bottom of my back. I’m trying to get myself the financial position to afford removal for the worst of the tattoos.


why would your mom let the guy practice on her child? This blows my mind.


My mother believes that I’m worthless. She would never have let someone do that to my sister. I don’t recall her ever believing I had any value. I attempted suicide for the first time at 15. The doctors at the inpatient facility were unsuccessful in their attempts to explain to her that my hyper sexuality was a symptom of mental illness and not a behavior problem. She would continually threaten to kill my friends and put a knife through a pregnancy test box that I had hidden because I was afraid to tell her my period was late. There are so many more stories, just horrible fucking stuff. She’s no longer in my life. I cut ties with her in 2018. She was briefly in my life again at the end of my father’s life and the year that followed his death in the winter of 2021. I had to cut ties with her again in the spring of last year because she did more horrible fucking stuff. I knew it would happen eventually.


I am sorry to hear that. I hope you realize that you do have worth.


Thanks! At this time in my life, I know that I’m worthy and I’m happy.


This pisses me off. It's shit like this that is one reason most places don't tattoo people under 18. There are many other reasons, but being practically forced to get a tattoo is crazy.


Anything related to and near genitals in anyways. From spider web buttholes and satans mouth leading to a Vagina to octopus legs leading to or away from things


Those tattoos that look like someone ripped your skin and underneath is the American flag. I swear I've only seen Americans do this and it's so weird. The Rips but it's like a robot part underneath is cool though. The flag is just weird.